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City Of God & Eternal Sunshine Top Magazine's Best Of The Decade

1st December 2009

CITY OF GOD and ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND have been declared the best movies of the past decade in leading U.S. music and culture magazine Paste.Fernando Meirelles' critically-acclaimed City of God topped the...

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Akon To Turn His Life Story Into A Movie

10th October 2006

R+B star AKON is turning his life story into hard-hitting new biopic ILLEGAL ALIEN, which will shed light on his early upbringing in Africa. The LONELY hitmaker was born and raised in Senegal before his...

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Apocalypse Now Voted Top Film

23rd July 2006

Vietnam epic APOCALYPSE NOW has topped a list of the top 50 films to see before you die. The war drama, starring ROBERT DUVALL, was selected ahead of JACK NICHOLSON classic CHINATOWN, which came in...

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Director Cuts Expensive Scenes For Fiennes/weisz Romance

29th August 2005

Movie-maker FERNANDO MEIRELLES cut 50 minutes from RALPH FIENNES' new movie THE CONSTANT GARDENER because he wanted to concentrate on the love story between his lead and co-star RACHEL WEISZ. The CITY OF GOD...

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Meirelles Attacks Us Foreign Policy

25th August 2005

Brazilian film-maker FERNANDO MEIRELLES is using forthcoming movie THE CONSTANT GARDENER to draw attention to America's monopoly on pharmaceutical products in his home country - and he is determined to have revenge. The big...

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The Jacket Director Slams Baby Oscar Wins

7th March 2005

THE JACKET director JOHN MAYBURY has launched a scathing attack on MILLION DOLLAR BABY's triumph at last month's (FEB05) OSCARS, labelling the CLINT EASTWOOD movie "crap". The English film-maker, who has won a string...

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Scorsese: No Such Thing As Pointless Violence

10th October 2004

Veteran director MARTIN SCORSESE refuses to accept onscreen violence can ever be gratuitous, because it forms an integral part of the human experience. The 61-year-old legend, who has captured some of cinema's most graphic...

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Scott And Woo Make Unicef Film

18th May 2004

Hollywood heavyweight movie-makers RIDLEY SCOTT and JOHN WOO have teamed up to make a new movie for children's charity UNICEF. The pair have each contributed one of seven short films about the plight of...

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Brazilian Director Snubs Moore

27th February 2004

Movie beauty DEMI MOORE's hopes of reviving a "serious" acting career have been dashed after CITY OF GOD director FERNANDO MEIRELLES refused to cast her in his latest movie. The Brazilian film-maker is directing...

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Kidman Too Old For Movie

10th February 2004

OSCAR-winner NICOLE KIDMAN was turned down for the lead role in JOHN LE CARRE adaptation THE CONSTANT GARDENERS, because she's too told. The 36-year-old COLD MOUNTAIN beauty was in the running for the role...

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Immigrant Films Win Big At British Independent Film Awards

5th November 2003

Films with illegal immigration as their themes have swept the board at the BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (BIFA) ceremony at PO NA NA club, Hammersmith, London. STEPHEN FREARS' critically-acclaimed movie thriller DIRTY PRETTY THINGS...

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City Of God Star Caught Stealing

16th June 2003

One of the stars of Brazil's hit 2002 movie CITY OF GOD has been caught stealing a woman's handbag. RUBENS SABINO, who played drug-runner NEGUINHO in the critically acclaimed film, took the bag from...

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